Mining EHR and PM Data to Improve Outcomes, Financial Success
Most practices don’t use data that’s available through EHRs, practice management systems, and other technology to their advantage. Here’s how.
Four Critical Communication Skills in the Medical Home Model
Improving physician and staff communication is critical to Patient-Centered Medical Home Success. Here are some tips.
American Healthcare Endures Painful Uncertainty
At MGMA12 in San Antonio, Monday’s panelists discuss the changes to which physician practices and health systems must adapt.
The Importance of ICD-10 Prep for Medical Practices
Planning for the emotional and financial impact of ICD-10 may be a daunting task, but it is a necessary one.
Tips for Physicians When Disclosing Medical Errors
This podcast provides physicians key tips for how to disclose and apologize to patients for medical errors.
What To Do on Day Three at MGMA12
Physicians Practice Associate Editor Marisa Torrieri helps you plan your agenda for the third day of this year's MGMA12 Conference in San Antonio.
Ben Carson, MD: For Primary-care Physicians, Power in Numbers
Enough is enough regarding the various pressures bearing down on primary-care physicians, says neurosurgeon Ben Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Ben Carson, MD: Affordable Care Act 'Not Really' the Solution
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Johns Hopkins says healthcare reform is "not really" addressing today's healthcare problems. Physicians need to get involved.
Ben Carson, MD: Health IT Beneficial, If Handled Responsibly
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says there is no question health IT is extremely useful in saving healthcare dollars and is a major contributor of industry change today.
Ben Carson, MD: Private Practice Medicine Could Be 'Doomed'
Unless primary-care physicians can organize and affect change, private practice is doomed, says neurosurgeon Ben Carson of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Ben Carson, MD: Consult Staff, Patients Prior to Big Changes
Before making any big changes at your medical practice, neurosurgeon Ben Carson advises you consult two important stakeholders: your patients and your staff.
How Healthcare Reform will Influence Private Practices
Two presenters at this year’s MGMA conference predict how healthcare reform will influence independent practices and suggest how practices can prepare.
Turning Hospital-Physician Conflict into Collaboration
Consultant Kenneth Hekman unveils four tools for building trust between physicians and hospitals, helping them work more cohesively.
MGMA12 Conference: Keep Up with Changes in Healthcare
Looking for full coverage of this year's MGMA12 Conference? Look no further than Physicians Practice for all the insight you need.
Using Medical Practice Staff to Improve Your Bottom Line
Two healthcare experts weigh in on how staff development and engagement efforts can boost practice revenue.
Hospital-Physician Alignment: Success Strategies
In healthcare, size matters. That's always been true, but several factors are combining in many markets to accelerate the pace of provider group consolidation.
Payer Negotiation Tips for Medical Practices
Tips and strategies for medical practices to successfully negotiate payer contracts and monitor payers.
Compensating Physicians Using Work RVUs
How to use your RVU-based physician compensation formula to promote fairness and profitability at your medical practice.
What To Do on Day Two at MGMA12
Physicians Practice Editorial Director Bob Keaveney helps you plan your agenda for the second day of this year's MGMA12 Conference in San Antonio.
What To Do on Day One at MGMA12
Physicians Practice Associate Editor Aubrey Westgate helps you plan your agenda for the first day of this year's MGMA12 Conference in San Antonio.
How to Boost Your Medical Practice Revenue
Two presenters at this year's MGMA conference share their tips for how medical practices can thrive despite decreasing reimbursement and increasing overhead.
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Sponsor Video: EHR use drives enhanced patient care while positively impacting practice profitability
Vitera Healthcare CEO, Matt Hawkins, discusses meaningful use attestation and the importance of leveraging electronic health records for more efficient and effective patient care.
How to Manage Disruptive Physicians
Two case studies of disruptive physicians: One physician ends up in despair, the other ends up a great contributor to the practice. Find out what makes the difference.
Three Ways Physicians Lose Money
Defunct payment policies, denied claims, and unchallenged audits all blled revenue from practices. Here's what it means and how to stop it.
Common Problems in Understanding Overhead and Managing Your Schedule
Practice management consultant Rosemarie Nelson explains how to really understand your overhead and control your day.
Secrets to A Successful Practice
Good practices have processes to support their people, technology to make the job easier, and governance to hold it all together.
Why Templated EHRs Might Be Bad For Your Billing
If every chart you create looks basically the same, it might be a problem for CMS.
Mystery Patient Discusses Common Oversights at Physician Practices
If a mystery patient popped into your practice and rated it on appearance, visit satisfaction, and overall experience, how would it fare?
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